სპილენძი

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Georgian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Karl Bouda and Ačaṙyan derived this from Armenian պղինձ (płinj, copper).[1][2]

According to Nicholas Marr and Ivane Javakhishvili from earlier *სპირენძ (*spirenj), meaning “an ore of სპერი (speri)” (modern İspir).[3]

Noun[edit]

სპილენძი (spilenji) (uncountable)

  1. copper

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ պղինձ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  2. ^ Bouda, Karl (1950). "Beitrage zur etymologischen Erforschung des Georgischen", Lingua 2, 303
  3. ^ Shota Dzidziguri (1988), Life of the word, 166